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  Peters' Fundraising Zooming, Welday's in Slo-Mo in Michigan 9
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Last EditedRP  Jul 15, 2009 05:31pm
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AuthorEmily Cadei
News DateWednesday, July 15, 2009 06:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFreshman Rep. Gary Peters kept up his fundraising tear for a second straight quarter, pulling in $475,000 in receipts and ending June with $847,000 in cash reserves.

Peters' $434,000 during the first three months of this year ranked him fourth among Democratic freshmen and sixth among all Democratic incumbents in first-quarter fundraising, and he is likely to again be one of the top fundraisers this quarter.

Peters' leading challenger has yet to ramp up his fundraising activities, which is bound to exacerbate the challenge of closing the resource gap with the incumbent. Paul Welday, a public affairs consultant and former Knollenberg aide, reported raising less than $4,000 in contributions since announcing his candidacy April 15.
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